Archive for October, 2007
The legendary Detroit techno label Underground Resistance talks to the thing is… As well as being home to some of the biggest names in techno, UR is committed to the welfare of their home town. They have little truck with the mainstream music establishment and see their output as a unifying voice for the disenfranchised of Detroit.
the thing is… speaks to Charles Thomson, cofounder of the Stuckist art movement. Although the Stuckists are best known to most people for their protests outside the Turner Prize, Stuckism represents a huge international art movement. There are many Stuckist manifestos, but their basic premise is a rejection of “modern” art, in particular the idea that anything exhibited in a gallery is art. As you might imagine, this means they have a less than cosy relationship with the art establishment.
Matt Thorne has been long listed for the booker prize and has several successful novels on the shelves, including his most recent, Cherry. Richard Allday spoke to him about his writing, what he is working on at the moment and the literary movement that is associated with his name: the New Puritans, a group aimed at bringing simplicity in form and structure back to contemporary writing.
Darren Hayman of Hefner gives us his “5 tunes you should have heard but probably haven’t”.
LaChute paints an all too familiar picture…